17 September 2011

TIGERPRINT - GIFTED Competition 2011

Many congratulations to Sarah Matthews (Surface Design Graduate 2011).

Sarah has won second prize in the TIGERPRINT Crackers about Christmas competition and also received a commended for the TIGERPRINT Decorations Prize.

Her work will be developed as part of the Christmas 2012 New Designers range for Marks and Spencer.

Sarah developed a collection of digitally printed, cut and folded paper products during her final year project.

For more information about Sarah, Tigerprint and their future competitions please visit http://giftedcompetition.tigerprint.uk.com/gifted-news/

or contact Sarah via her webpage www.sarahlouisematthews.co.uk 
or see her Arts Thread page at www.artsthread.com/p/sarahmatthews

10 September 2011

Rosie Thompson joins Arts Thread at DESIGNERSBLOCK

Rosie Thompson (Surface Design Graduate 2011) will be joining ARTS THREAD at this year’s DESIGNERSBLOCK to display some of her unique and innovative projections.

Rosie developed the work as part of her Final Major project.
'I really wanted to push the boundaries of what a surface could be, questioning why does a surface have to be permanent, could it be temporary? I wanted something sustainable, that didn’t want a lot of waste with my final products. This is why I have used light as my material, it becomes a surface that you can change as often as you like. The animation allows the designs to flow and to tell a story, being as literal or as abstract as desired.'

Rosie set up the
group during her final year of study. The group, made up of students from across the course, devised ways in which to reduce waste and energy use within the Red Shed Studio and Workshops at Bucks New University. 

To contact Rosie please visit her website at www.rosiethompson.co.uk

For more information and details about DESIGNERSBLOCK please visit www.verydesignersblock.com

22 – 25 September
Farmiloe Building
34 St John Street
10.00 – 19.00
Designersblock 2011 takes place at the Farmiloe building in Clerkenwell. Entry is £5 but free in advance with pre registration. Register before the 22nd of September for free entry.

Sophie Carr Bucks Textiles Surface Design Graduate 2011 wins 1st Prize in the student Hand and Lock Embroidery Competition.

Sophie Carr (Knit 2011) has been awarded First Prize in the prestigious Hand and Lock Embroidery Student Competition 2011. 

Sophie wins $5000.00 USD as a top prize and an invaluable two week placement at the Karen Nicol Studio London, free membership to the Embroiderer’s Guild, and final pieces will be used as the face of the Hand and Lock Embroidery Prize 2012.  

Many congratulations to Sophie!
To find out more about Sophie and the Hand and Lock visit www.handembroidery.com

08 September 2011

Texprint in China

TEXPRINT 2011 in China 
Harri Batty, Knitted Textiles graduate 2011, is currently exhibiting her work in Shanghai as part of the Texprint awards.

Harri Batty  (left) at Texprint in China

Harri was selected as one of the 24 'Star Textile Designers' of Texprint 2011 in the UK wide competition. She went on to have her work chosen by Sophie Steller for a Spinexpo travel prize and the opportunity to exhibit her work at the international exhibition of yarn and fibres for the knitwear industry, held at the new World Expo and Conference Centre in Shanghai.

“It’s exciting to learn how a show like this works; how trends are put together; what it’s like to be an exhibitor rather than a visitor to a show and how that opens up your connections in the industry even more,” said knit designer Harri Batty

You can read Harri's blog here: http://harribatty.blogspot.com/

And further information and a full press release has been published on the Texprint website: http://www.texprint.org.uk/index.php/news#entry269

Well done Harri!